About the show

 The Film Awards is set in the exotic Palm Springs desert, which boasts one of the highest income and lifestyle demographics in the country. Today, a new generation of leading ladies and men are discovering the unique charms of this region, so rich in film heritage, and has long been the playground for Hollywood’s elite. The Palm Springs International Film Awards has secured its place as one of the most Respected and most Glamorous celebrations of cinema, attracting virtually ALL Academy Awards contenders.

The most buzzed-about names on the awards trail come to experience the unrivaled Palm Springs hospitality that creates an intimate event far removed from the frenzy of other awards shows. Here, Hollywood heavyweights settle in to share war stories, old friendships are rekindled, and new professional relationships are born over gourmet food and cocktails. It’s a true testament to the Gala’s charm that so many A-listers return year after year!


Board of Directors


Nachhattar Singh Chandi


Harold Matzner


David Baron | Aftab Dada | Helene Galen | Scott White


David Baron


Sidney Craig


Patrick Mundt | John Pinkney


Jeffrey Bernstein | Stephen Breimer | James Bruner | Robert Dickey | Michele Finney | Jaci Fitzsimonds | Eric Garner | Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns | Milledge Hart | Wendy Hope-Heckmann | Carol Kaplan | Terri Ketover | Garry Kief | Mary Ann LaBahn | Jenny Lavey | Kevin McGuire | Donna MacMillan | Peter Mahler | Katherine Malkin | Tristan Milanovich | Lee Morcus | Marie E. Pinizzotto M.D., MBA | Catharine Reed | Nathan Ross | Jan Salta | Aubrey Serfling | Linda Shirvanian | Dominique Shwe | Ellen Sneider | Ryann Whalen


Jack & Patti Grundhofer, in memoriam
James R. Houston, in memoriam
Mashall Gelfand, in memoriam
JoAnn McGrath, in memoriam